Clients that drive you crazy

I was proactive and sent an email out to a client, with whom I have lots of dealing, saying that I was going to be out of town for the next five days. It also contained phone numbers for me and my backup, should they need to contact us during that time. This resulted in emails sent to my higher-ups that their needs were not going to be handled and how dare I go away while there are issues with the system.

You just can't win.

If I'd not sent the email, they'd have complained that I did not let them know I was going to be gone.